BELLEVUE, WA â€“ As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama deliberately and repeatedly lied to Americaâ€™s 90 million gun owners across the country when he insisted that he would not try to take away anyoneâ€™s firearms, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.
CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, reacting to yesterdayâ€™s remarks by Obamaâ€™s Attorney General Eric Holder that the president will seek to reinstate the ban on semi-automatic firearms, said Obama â€œknew he was lying to the nation because his own website touted his plan to revive the gun ban and make it permanent.â€
â€œWe warned America that Obamaâ€™s â€˜supportâ€™ for the Second Amendment was empty rhetoric,â€ he stated, â€œand now Holderâ€™s disclosure has confirmed it. Obama was lying, and now gun rights may be dying.â€
Several times on the campaign trail, Obama told voters â€œIâ€™m not going to take your guns away.â€ He said it at rallies in Duryea, Pennsylvania and in Boise, Idaho. He also told a news conference that â€œLawful gun owners have nothing to fearÂ…I think people can take me at my word.â€
â€œRight now,â€ said Gottlieb, â€œI wouldnâ€™t take Obamaâ€™s word if he said it rains a lot in Seattle. Apparently, law-abiding gun owners have nothing to fear unless they own sport-utility rifles, semiautomatic shotguns, handguns and any other firearm that Obama and his anti-gun attorney general donâ€™t like.
â€œThanks to Eric Holder, who has been far more honest than his boss about his anti-gun philosophy, it is now clear that the new president doesnâ€™t support the Second Amendment at all,â€ he observed. â€œAmerican gun owners should remind Democrats in Congress that the Second Amendment means what it says, especially when the president doesnâ€™t.â€